Featured Speaker: Iman Nuwayhid
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Talk and Reception: International Center, 427 North Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
Political Determinants of Health in the Arab World: What Killed 'Jamal' the Syrian Young Man?
Dean and Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut
Iman Nuwayhid is professor and dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon. He received his M.D. from AUB in 1984 and his M.P.H. (1985) and Dr.P.H. (1991) in Occupational Health from Johns Hopkins University. He is American Board Certified in occupational medicine. He was elected as a Fellow to the Collegium Ramazzini in 2004, and was inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars in 2012. He is a co-editor of the landmark book, Public Health in the Arab World, published by Cambridge University Press in March 2012, and currently co-chairs the Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria: Health in Conflict.
His professional career and research interests have mostly focused on the impact of work and the work environment on the health of workers, especially working children and marginalized populations. His research has informed several health policy decisions, particularly for working children (Decree 8987 on Worst Forms of Child Labor in Lebanon, September 2012).
In his capacity as dean, Nuwayhid oversees and is engaged in the substantial research, practice, and policy work of FHS faculty members on multiple health priorities in Lebanon and the region with a particular focus on conflict and health. These projects are mostly led and facilitated by the FHS Center for Public Health Practice, Center for Research on Population and Health, and Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center.